Poetry

January 19, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Ben White

 

 

 

Insecurity Camera

 

After Maurice Merleau-Ponty

 

 

A government’s effectiveness

Is measured by relationships

And how well the members

Of the population get along

With each other

 

And now, Americans are smothered

By security and its blanket

Spread out against terrorist attacks

But the facts show

More crime committed

 

By citizens against citizens

Perpetuating abuse and hate

While the fate of fear

Is pure and all that

Has really been secured

 

Are cameras everywhere

As despair needs evidence and proof

Though the truth found

In the symptoms goes undiagnosed

Leaving the disease untreated

 

Without measure or effectiveness.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben White

Author of the books,Buddha Bastinado BluesandThe Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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